Pulzone, Scipione (c1550-1598)

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Scipione Pulzone, named Gaetano, Italian painter, was born in Gaeta in c1550 and died in Rome 1598. Being still young he went to Rome and here acquired the fame of portraitist: Cardinal Ricci (1569, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Mus.), Cardinal Crivelli (Chiesa di S.Maria in Aracoeli, Rome), Colonna Family (1581, Rome, Gall.Colonna). In 1578 he became an academician of Academy of St Luke, and in 1579 a member, and in 1583 the president, of Confraternity of "Virtuosi del Pantheon". For the Jesuit order he executed some works on religious theme: Madonna della Strada (c1588, Rome, Chiesa del Gesu'), Holy Family (c1590, Rome, Gall.Borghese). The other important works of Pulzone are: Crucifixion (Rome, Chiesa di S.Maria Nuova), Assumption of the Virgin (1598, Rome, Chiesa di S.Caterina dei Funari).

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